Education

Education and school-related news from the Park City School District, the North and South Summit school districts, as well as private and charter schools within Summit and Wasatch counties.

Back-to-School is an exciting time for families - but it could also bring some anxiety for kids as they transition from summer to school.  KPCW's Renai Bodley talked to a Park City therapist 

  about how families can cope.

The Park City School Board Tuesday approved a $56 million dollar bond to be placed on November's ballot.  Of that amount, $12 million will be set aside for new athletic facilities including an indoor field house.  Leslie Thatcher has more.

Park City school board members say with nearly $100 million worth of projects on the table, they've been able  to whittle that down to $56 million  and feel good that they are presenting a well-thought out and fiscally responsible bond to voters in November. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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The Park City Board of Education last night narrowed down the list of projects it will likely ask the community to support in a November bond election totaling 56 million dollars.  KPCW’s Leslie Thatcher has more.

To figure out how much additional you'll pay in property taxes - use this on-line calculator by pluging in your home's assessed value. http://www.boarddocs.com/ut/pcsd/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9Z5U8G77BFE4

The Park City School Board at its Tuesday meeting, the final meeting before its final vote on putting a bond on the November ballot, came to agreement on how much the community will be asked to pay to upgrade facilities and create more space for its student population. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Program Hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak to author Beth Shapiro whose new book, How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extension discuss if extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons could be brought back to life. In the book, Shapiro walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction.

Today in the program, John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Marc Lewis, PHD, author of the book, The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction is Not a Disease.  Lewis is a neuroscientist and former addict who argues that addiction is  not a disease  and why we should view it as changeable through the brain's particular plasticity and ability to adapt.  It will help, he says with overcoming addition and pave a smoother path to recovery.

Tim Henney and Lynn Ware Peek speak with  New York Times bestselling author Ken Robinson whose 2006 TED Talk, How Schools Killed Creativity, has had over 31 million views and remains the most viewed TED talk of all time. Sir Ken joins us to talk about his latest book, Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education.

The Park City High School graduating class of 2015 will walk on Friday...meanwhile everyone is keeping their fingers crossed that the lightning holds off. Leslie Thatcher has more.

In less than a week, more than a thousand people signed a petition asking the Park City School Board to save the high school library as its being re-purposed for the PCCAPS program. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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